# Feet and inches

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by Sheylabsb, Nov 23, 2006.

1. ### SheylabsbSenior Member

Barcelona (Spain)
Spain Spanish
Hola!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bueno, no sé si es correcto preguntar esto en este foro porque no es exactamente una traducción lo que necesito pero espero que algún nativo me pueda ayudar con mi duda: Son los mismo 5 feet 8 inches, que 5.8 feet? Gracias!!!!!!!! Sheyla

2. ### abeltioSenior Member

Spanish, Argentina
no. 1 ft = 12 in
o sea... 8 in = 2/3 ft.

5ft 8in = 5.666 ft

3. ### ksequenBanned

Guatemala
Guatemala, Spanish
Definitivamente no.

1 feet = 12 inches

5 feet 8 inches = 5.66 feet

4. ### SheylabsbSenior Member

Barcelona (Spain)
Spain Spanish
Gracias a los dos por la aclaración, es un poco lío cuando estás acostumbrada a los metros y los centímetros, besitos, Sheyla

5. ### snatMember

USA-English
Actually, that is how Americans write our height when we abbreviate, for example on the forms that we fill out at the doctor's office. So yes, 5.8" would be five feet, eight inches. The quotation marks after the 8" mean that it is inches, not a decimal point. Someone who is 5 feet, four inches would never write their height as 5.25. That would involve too much math and would just confuse us.

6. ### sneaksleepSenior Member

Actually, I would never put my height as 5.8" To me that would mean that it is 5 inches and 8/10 of an inch. Instead, I would put 5' 8" where the apostrophe indicates feet and the quotation mark indictes inches. However, I agree, I would never use decimals like 5.66 feet.

7. ### AndréstableBanned

USA
Estoy de acuerdo con esto: 5'6'' quiere decir "5 feet, 6 inches," which is 5.5 feet, or 5 and 1/2 feet.

imperial system is strange.